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Product Details

  • Series: Home Improvement
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Creative Homeowner; Seventh edition (February 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580114873
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580114875
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.5 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #38,751 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Ultimate Guide: Wiring is chock full of excellent photos, charts and illustrations that clearly outline the steps involved in each of the projects covered in the book."
 
" I find the detailed how-to wiring diagrams particularly useful. This is as close as you can get to someone standing over your shoulder and telling you what to do.” 
 
“ Just about every project featured in this book can be tackled by the average home owner.” 
 
 
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July, 2010

Book Description

Ultimate Guide: Wiring demystifies residential electrical systems through easy-to-understand language and the use of step-by-step photography and detailed illustrations. This project-based book shows how to select the right cable, wires, and other equipment and how to run wiring through walls and between floors. Projects guide the reader through installing switches, outlet receptacles, electrical appliances, and lighting systems, including outdoor lighting.
 
* Over 900 photos and illustrations
* Step-by-step projects
* Selecting the right cable and equipment for home projects
* The latest, most up-to-date products
* Updated to comply with the latest National Electrical Code
* Complete glossary and index

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Everything is well laid out and very easy to follow.
B. O.
This is an outstanding book for anyone interested in knowing more about basic household wiring.
Squeaks
I bought this book at the hardware store when I needed to wire a 3 way switch.
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Michael O'Brien on August 20, 2010
Format: Paperback
I was taking on an enormous project in my garage. Quickly - I sold all my woodworking tools to buy more powerful ones, I was going to add an A/C unit, a high-power electrical heater, and needed a lot more lighting. A friend helped me install a sub-panel in the garage but the rest was up to me.

I installed 9 electrical boxes for lights, 15 boxes for receptacles (a mix of 110 and 220, both 20 amp), a junction box to connect all the new lights together, a light switch tied to two new lights in the attic, etc. You get the idea.

I had the Home Depot Wiring 1-2-3 which was like almost all books in this genre, it was a mile wide and an inch deep. Lots of nice photos but doesn't get you beyond the basics. I looked at several books and was as unimpressed as I was with the HD book.

But then I found Ultimate Guide Wiring. Wow. This book is brilliantly written -- it is short, to the point, but gives enough depth for you to do about anything. I had a basic homeowner's knowledge of wiring but this book helped bring me to the next level. Everything I needed to do, this book had a step-by-step guide to help guide me through. This is a complete book that should help anyone with just about any kind of wiring project including adding new lights and light switches, new electrical receptacles, etc.

Whenever I get into a new field, I end up buying a dozen books because they all add something new. Right now I think this will be the one book I use for wiring -- it really has no gaps. From now on, I am going to start with Creative Homeowner books before I try anything else.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By B. O. on March 7, 2010
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This book is REALLY the "Ultimate Guide" to wiring. Everything is well laid out and very easy to follow. I just love the step by step instructions and how everything is written in everyday "layman's language". I would recommend this to any do-it-yourself-er that want to do little wiring projects around the home.
Great book.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Squeaks on March 2, 2010
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This is an outstanding book for anyone interested in knowing more about basic household wiring.
This well illustrated and easy to understand how-to book can help anyone understand and perform basic household wiring tasks.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By shayne on June 4, 2012
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Good publication. Pretty easy to understand.Diagrams and explanations are easy to understand. Have used it in a pinch. Would recommend in renovation work. Good to have as reference.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Christopher J. Moran on February 23, 2011
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The original home wiring book I had was recalled for apparent printing/diagram errors. I got this to replase it and I love it so far. I've not done most of the projects, but the way most of them are listed and given diagrams and pictures for the how-tos just makes this a pleasure to thumb through.
I'm reserving a star because it seems a few places could have used more "thinking behind the choices" so situations that aren't exactly their setup are just as easy to figure out.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By summerwind on December 29, 2011
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We are glad we purchased this book. It is very informative and has helped guide us through with the wiring in our new home.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bill Coleman on February 25, 2011
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this is a great book if you like doing your own work in your home. it is a very thorough book about all aspects of wireing and running wire to outlets.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By HGW on February 5, 2014
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Has helped resolve two questions. First, I wanted ideas on how to connect a series of hardwired smoke / heat alarms. Second, I wanted information on telephone wiring.
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